May
10

Extremely rare! Video: Minoru Hirai demonstrates Korindo Aikido

The fact that this video was ever made and has survived is little short of a miracle. It features the reclusive Minoru Hirai Sensei, the creator of Korindo Aikido. Although little known among contemporary aikido practitioners, Hirai Sensei played a pivotal role in the naming of aikido while serving as the General Affairs Director of Morihei Ueshiba’s Kobukan Dojo in the early 1940s. Hirai was a top-level martial artist in his own right and enjoyed a congenial relationship of mutual trust with Morihei Ueshiba…”

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